Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment and News you will get nowhere else.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Senate President Commiserates with Yobe State Over Flood Disaster

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the Government and People of Yobe State over the devastating flood disaster in Ngalda community in Fika Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the floods from several days of persistent rainfall destroyed over 300 houses, schools, farmlands and livestock.

Lawan shares the grief of all those affected by the disaster as well as in earlier ones in other places like Galadimawa in the Federal Capital Territory, which claimed the life of a senior civil servant; and in Lokoja, Kogi State.

A statement signed by Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser on Media to President of the Senate, said Lawan commends the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, for promptly responding to the report of the disaster by directing the State Environmental Management Agency to provide relief materials for the victims.

Lawan who is currently in Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj urges the relevant agencies of government at the federal level, development partners and other kind-hearted Nigerians to complement the efforts of the state and local governments in bringing succour to the affected Nigerians.

He also calls on government at all levels to deploy resources at their disposal in proactively tackling the recurrent menace of flood and other environmental disasters, so that Nigerians are no longer perennial victims of preventable disasters.

Lawan assures the victims of the concern of the Ninth National Assembly over their plight. He further assures that the National Assembly will also be at the forefront of every effort deemed necessary to safeguard Nigerians against destructive environmental elements and to provide prompt and appropriate relief wherever disaster may unavoidably occur in the country.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Disclaimer: Comments made by readers of this blog are strictly the views and opinions of the writers and not that of Nedu Echianu's Blog.

Credit is given to the original sources of culled stories, but in a situation where your story is wrongfully credited to someone else, please contact neduechianu@gmail.com for an immediate correction.

For eye witness reports, stories and features which you want published on this blog please contact me on +234-8037036168 or neduechianu@gmail.com.